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Five Ways to Do More with Your Community Donations

If you’re like most independent home improvement retailers, you consider yourself to be much more than a mere purveyor of goods and services. Your store is the place where the community gathers; you share your resources to help those around …

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Partnering With Local Businesses

In the June 2016 issue of Hardware Retailing magazine, we shared stories from five retailers about how they serve their communities. The retailers provided so much information and countless examples of how they are involved in their communities that we …

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Taking on Local Leadership Roles

In the June 2016 issue of Hardware Retailing magazine, we shared stories from five retailers about how they serve their communities. The retailers provided so much information and countless examples of how they are involved in their communities that we could not …

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Connecting With the Next Generation

In the June 2016 issue of Hardware Retailing magazine, we shared stories from five retailers about how they serve their communities. The retailers provided so much information and countless examples of how they are involved in their communities that we …

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Hot Niches in the Farm, Pet and Ranch Category

Farm, Pet and Ranch

To view a PDF of this story, click here.  Mosquito control products are hot during the summer. Here, we’ll offer some strategies for selling the mosquito control category and how you can respond to questions about Zika if and when they arise. …

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New Business Resources for Spring

Spring is a great time of the year for one huge reason—customers are starting lots of home improvement projects and keeping your store busy. To help you make this selling season even more successful, the North American Retail Hardware Association …

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Retail Stores Offering Cellphone Charging Stations

Portable Charging

For any on-the-go person, a dead cellphone battery can be a huge hinderance to staying connected and getting tasks accomplished. Smartphones have become ubiquitous and the need for powering up is more important to consumers than ever. In response, airports, restaurants and retailers are providing power, …

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Selling to Your Landlord Customers

It’s likely that most of you have a few landlord customers who own rental properties around the neighborhood. These customers are great to reach—not only are they buying homes they intend to rent, but those rentals require ongoing maintenance, so if you …

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